What I’ve been referring to as ‘participation’ is sometimes included under the banner of apologetics, and since I first ran an apologetics group as an undergraduate student, I’ve seen periodic attempts to make apologetics into something more encompassing. Sometimes we seem to use apologetics as a sort of catch-all category […]
Below is the outline of a campus ministry resource I’ve been working on for Go Conference 2016. One of the reasons for this particular resource is the need to move people beyond the commonplace idea that evangelism means standing and preaching. In what follows I’m therefore using evangelism as an […]
When I started my undergrad Arts degree in 2001 at the University of Adelaide, I hadn’t thought much about how my study and my faith went together beyond working in all things as if for Christ and being ready to give an answer in whatever situations arose. I had never […]
The 2012 Global Atheist Convention is coming up in about a fortnight here in Melbourne. It’s got me thinking about apologetics. Here’s my assertion: ‘truth’ is not the same as apologetics. It’s an old saying that there’s nothing apologetic about apologetics: it’s confidently defending Christianity. But I’m not so sure […]
What with the talk surrounding the Global Atheist Convention and all, it’s a good time to revisit the business of Christian apologetics.
Communicate Jesus and St Eutychus have been asking whether it’s any use to discuss beliefs online. Both of them have become somewhat pessimistic about it, at least in terms of atheist-Christian discussions. But this is a broader issue too…
Throughout the Gospels, the question asked of those listening to or following Jesus is who he is. Jesus asks it explicitly in passages like Mark 8:27-29 and it is still the question we must ask of others today. Last week on our way down to the LaTrobe / Swinburne uni […]